Providence Tarzana Medical Center of Tarzana, Calif., plans to undertake a $624 million project that facility leaders said will improve care access, upgrade technology, meet the highest California earthquake safety standards and enhance patient care and comfort.
The project will add an inpatient wing with all-private patient rooms — currently some Providence Tarzana rooms are semiprivate. Providence Tarzana will have five fewer beds after the construction is complete, for a bed count of 244.
Among those speaking at Providence Tarzana
Medical Center's expansion announcement were its Chief Executive Dale Surowitz, at left, and Will and Ali Cleckler. The Clecklers praised the Providence Tarzana team members who treated their daughter Haven, seen here, when she was in the pediatric intensive care unit for several weeks.
The hospital also will expand its emergency department. According to information from Providence Southern California, the regional parent of Providence Tarzana, there has been a significant increase in emergency department patients in part because about a dozen hospitals in Los Angeles County have closed in the past 18 years.
Providence Tarzana's improvement project also will expand its diagnostic and treatment areas. It will renovate the hospital's neonatal intensive care unit, women's pavilion and reception areas.
After the hospital's inpatient care units move to the new wing, the hospital will redevelop the vacated space into ancillary and support space.
Providence Tarzana will conduct a $150 million fundraising campaign to support the improvement plan.
Providence Tarzana has submitted a proposal for the construction to the Los Angeles Department of City Planning for review and approval.
The hospital is part of Providence Health & Services of Renton, Wash.
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